I’ve got a presentation tomorrow. It's a first blush schematic design presentation for a new client.
I’m going to present some things I know they’ll like, then present some things they didn’t ask for. Some additional items that I think they need to consider in this project with a color combination they don’t expect. I’m going to present a few other things too that are outside of my original scope.
I’m doing this because I think it’s necessary; and because I think, like many people, it’s sometimes hard to see your own home clearly through your own eyes.
These items that I’ll present aren’t particularly outrageous, wild, or unusual; they fall just outside the client’s parameters they gave me for their project. I know this client is conservative and traditional, and I don’t feel comfortable going too crazy here. The things I’ve pulled together for this presentation might be a little difficult to sell as they are.
Sometimes I wonder...
I wonder about designers who really push their clients' boundaries; designers who want to wow on a regular basis; designers who do some crazy things with bold design and real flourish.
What did their clients say in those initial presentations?
What did the client say when their designer presented something like...
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...Obviously they didn't say “You’re fired!" Had they, these images wouldn't exist. because their work wouldn't have ever happened.
But you know what: I still wonder if anyone was nervous during that presentation. :-)